Kammie Semien is Louisiana Licensed Makeup Artist with the State Board of Cosmetology. She have been Professionally licensed for a little over a year now. Kammie began doing makeup about 5 years ago as an aspiring artist and has received her professional training for licensure at Voodoo Makeup Studio under the direction of owner and world renowned MUA/owner of Voodoo Makeup, which was recently picked up by QVC. She specializes in professional makeup application for production, Tv, fashion shows, publication, editorial, bridal makeup. Her goals for 2018 include more collaborations with other professionals, landing editorial shoots, which would give her the opportunity to be seen all over, increasing her clientele not just in her area but beyond.
UM: Tell everyone a little bit about your background, and how did you get your start in the beauty industry?
I have been a nurse for the past 11 years. I’ve enjoyed the medical field to the fullest. I started out doing makeup on my cousin who at the time was in high school. Never really taking it too seriously. In my 30’s, I began wearing makeup myself and as I got better others noticed. I later earned a Makeup application permit with the state board of cosmetology in 2016 when I decided this was something I loved and was good at.
UM: What are some of the biggest challenges you had to overcome and/or still working to overcome as a female entrepreneur?
Mentally blocking the negative influences. Also, believing in myself and allowing God to lead and guide my career path. It’s hard as a MUA to stay focused and believe your craft with so many Instagram and other social media MUA’s. I’d say overcoming people is one of my biggest accomplishments.
UM: What has been your most memorable working as a makeup artist?
Being trained by my mentor Aimee Carr of Voodoo Makeup in New Orleans, Lake Charles Fashion week, and Acadiana Fashion Week.
UM: What advice do you have for any aspiring makeup artists?
Get educated on the art of makeup. Receive the appropriate credentials to pursue Makeup Artistry, this says you take the art seriously. Don’t stop learning and dedicate your art to God he will always see you thru.
UM: Do you have any upcoming projects or events that everyone should be on the lookout for?
Lake Charles Fashion Week 2018, Acadiana Fashion Week 2018 and a wedding in March.
UM: Where can everyone go to keep up with your latest?
My social media Fb: KakedMakeupArtistrybyKammie and IG: @Kamsemienmua